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Residents and businesses in Bournemouth could soon gain access to the 100Mb broadband speeds they were promised.

Work on the Fibrecity broadband initiative has finally restarted, after being mothballed last autumn when the i3 Group ran into financial difficulties.

CityFibre Holdings, which assumed responsibility for the project earlier this year, is now looking to complete the part-finished fibre-to-the-home broadband network.

Greg Mesch, Chief Executive of the firm, said its first priority is to stabilise the network and make sure that all outstanding roadworks are repaired.

"By December there will be 20,000 homes passed that will be ready to receive services," he noted.

However, Mr Mesch explained that CityFibre Holdings will not be delivering broadband deals directly to consumers.

"The network is being built to provide a platform for any provider that wants to offer reliable, superfast services to its customers," he stated.

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